Mine's lived outside for the two and a half years I've had it. It was my intention to put it in the garage but it's just too tight. My previous GTV went in no bother.
So the car's been out in every type of weather imaginable and withstood it all, including having about a foot of snow on the roof a few winters ago!
My hood is still in excellent condition despite having no more than a sponge wash every blue moon.
Read through the threads on problems with opening & closing the roof though - there's plenty of them.
I fell in love with the car when it was first unveiled and desperately wanted one.
I still absolutely love the way it looks but I have to say it's been a massive let down with the roof problems, poor fuel consumption and poor handling.
The speed of the thing isn't the issue - who buy's a Spider to tear around the streets or just blast up and down A roads & motorways?
There's much, much better cars for doing that.
The Spider is way too cool and stylish, and you'll want everyone to see you behind the wheel